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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI

Edward Gibbon

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume VI (Chapters LVII−LXXI), Gibbon ends his masterful history by charting the rise of the Turkish nation and the birth of the Ottoman Empire, which becomes an unstoppable force as it eventually captures the remains of the Eastern Empire. Weakened under the continuing schism of the Greek and Latin Christians, the strategically important site of Constantinople becomes an easy target for Sultan Mohammed II − much to the consternation and apathy of the West.

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume VI (Chapters LVII−LXXI), Gibbon ends his masterful history by charting the rise of the Turkish nation and the birth of the Ottoman Empire, which becomes an unstoppable force as it eventually captures the remains of the Eastern Empire. Weakened under the continuing schism of the Greek and Latin Christians, the strategically important site of Constantinople becomes an easy target for Sultan Mohammed II − much to the consternation and apathy of the West.
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History

Description:

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume VI (Chapters LVII−LXXI), Gibbon ends his masterful history by charting the rise of the Turkish nation and the birth of the Ottoman Empire, which becomes an unstoppable force as it eventually captures the remains of the Eastern Empire. Weakened under the continuing schism of the Greek and Latin Christians, the strategically important site of Constantinople becomes an easy target for Sultan Mohammed II − much to the consternation and apathy of the West.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Timson

Length:

28h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:35


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:09


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:31


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

12:26


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:02


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

10:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

10:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

10:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

12:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

11:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:00


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:21


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

10:44


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

11:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

10:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

11:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

10:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

10:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

09:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

11:31


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:32


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

09:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

10:11


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

13:37


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

11:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

10:32


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

10:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:12


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:47


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:02


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

12:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:26


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

10:07


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

10:22


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:41


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

10:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

10:25


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

11:54


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:30


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:29


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

10:13


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

10:53


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

10:08


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

09:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

11:10


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

11:03


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

09:19


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

11:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

10:54


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

10:50


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:24


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:49


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:42


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:16


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:15


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:37


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

09:16


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

11:03


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

11:00


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

12:17


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

11:47


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

10:19


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:24


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

10:33


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:02


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:47


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

10:37


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

10:07


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

11:15


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

14:35


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

09:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

10:26


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

10:36


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

09:51


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

10:59


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:08


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:52


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

09:39


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

10:31


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

12:13


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:35


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

09:46


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

09:35


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

10:23


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

11:42


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:41


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

09:35


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

12:08


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

10:14


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

09:16


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

10:32


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:08


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

09:18


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

10:27


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

09:00


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

10:36


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

09:01


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

09:35


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

09:16


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

12:10


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

09:56


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

09:52


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:41


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

09:08


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

12:12